Eretz Israel is our unforgettable historic homeland...The Jews who will it shall achieve their State...And whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will redound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind. (Theodor Herzl, DerJudenstaat, 1896)

We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East.
(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

With a liberal democratic political system operating under the rule of law, a flourishing market economy producing technological innovation to the benefit of the wider world, and a population as educated and cultured as anywhere in Europe or North America, Israel is a normal Western country with a right to be treated as such in the community of nations.... For the global jihad, Israel may be the first objective. But it will not be the last. (Friends of Israel Initiative)

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

David Singer: Islamic State Morphing Into Global Gehenna
"Islamic State Morphing Into Global Gehenna" is the latest article by Sydney lawyer and international affairs analyst David Singer.

He writes:

Growing support for – and pledges of allegiance to – Islamic State by diverse Islamic terrorist groups world-wide are now creating horrific humanitarian problems for Christian communities in many countries – some far removed from the Middle East.

Thirty such groups have so far been identified:
  • al-I’tisam of the Quran and Sunnah [Sudan] — Aug. 1, 2014 — Support
  • Abu Sayyaf Group [Philippines] — June 25, 2014 — Support
  • Ansar al-Khilafah [Philippines] — Aug. 4, 2014 — Allegiance
  • Ansar al-Tawhid in India [India] — Oct. 4, 2014 — Allegiance
  • Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) [Phillipines] — Aug. 13, 2014 — Support
  • Bangsmoro Justice Movement (BJM) [Phillipines] — Sept. 11, 2014 — Support
  • al-Huda Battalion in Maghreb of Islam [Algeria] — June 30, 2014 — Allegiance
  • Heroes of Islam Brigade in Khorasan [Afghanistan] — Sept. 30, 2014 — Allegiance
  • The Soldiers of the Caliphate in Algeria [Algeria] — 30 Sep. 2014 — Allegiance
  • Jundullah [Pakistan] — Nov. 17, 2014 — Support
  • Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) [Pakistan] Statement — Sept. 24, dated Sept. 12, 2014 — Support
  • Islamic Youth Shura Council [Libya] — June 22, 2014 — Support
  • Jaish al-Sahabah in the Levant [Syria] — July 1, 2014 — Allegiance
  • Faction of Katibat al-Imam Bukhari [Syria] — Oct. 29, 2014 – Allegiance
  • Jamaat Ansar Bait al-Maqdis [Egypt] — June 30, 2014 — Allegiance
  • Jund al-Khilafah in Egypt [Egypt] — Sept. 23, 2014 — Allegiance
  • Liwa Ahrar al-Sunna in Baalbek [Lebanon] — June 30, 2014 — Allegiance
  • Islamic State Libya (Darnah) [Libya] — Nov. 9, 2014 — Allegiance
  • Shura Council of Shabab al-Islam Darnah [Libya] — Oct. 6, 2014 — Allegiance
  • Mujahedeen Indonesia Timor (MIT) [Indonesia] — July 1, 2014 — Allegiance
  • Mujahedeen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem (MSCJ) [Egypt] — Oct. 1, 2014 — Support
  • Tehreek-e-Khilafat [Pakistan] — July 9, 2014 — Allegiance
  • Okba Ibn Nafaa Battalion [Tunisia] — Sept. 20 2014 — Support
  • Mujahedeen of Yemen [Yemen] — Nov. 10, 2014 — Allegiance
  • Supporters for the Islamic State in Yemen [Yemen] — Sept. 4, 2014 — Allegiance
  • al-Tawheed Brigade in Khorasan [Afghanistan] — Sept. 23, 2014 — Allegiance
  • Supporters of the Islamic State in the Land of the Two Holy Mosques [Saudi Arabia] — Dec. 2, 2014 — Support
  • Ansar al-Islam [Iraq] — Jan. 8, 2015 — Allegiance
  • Leaders of the Mujahed in Khorasan (10 former TTP commanders) [Pakistan] — Jan. 10, 2015 — Allegiance
  • Boko Haram [Nigeria] — March 7, 2015 — Allegiance
Seventy-one Chadian soldiers have reportedly been killed and 416 wounded in less than three months of fighting to crush Boko Haram. Chad has sent about 5,000 troops to fight alongside soldiers from Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon against Boko Haram whose Nigeria-based insurgency has increasingly spilled-over into neighbouring nations.

Some 13,000 Nigerians have been killed and 1.5 million have fled their homes since 2009.

Other Islamic terrorist groups can be expected to join their ranks.
President Obama’s pledge to degrade and destroy Islamic State heading an international coalition of 62 like-minded nations is looking increasingly ineffectual as Islamic State rapidly morphs into a global Gehenna.

President Obama declared on 23 September 2013:
“The United States will continue to work with the entire continent of Africa and around the world to make sure that we are dismantling these networks of destruction.”
A Chapter VII Security Council Resolution is urgently required authorising the use of a UN military force to eradicate these “networks of destruction” that are now uniting into a ruthless killing machine dedicated to restoring the Islamic Caliphate.

Only an internationally sanctioned force replacing Obama’s coalition can stem the tide.

President Obama needs to get that Security Council Resolution rolling.

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